A biography is a history of a person's life. In a biography you may find an individual's birth, marriage, and death information and the names of family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.
Many brief biographies on the Norwegian peoples have been gathered and published in collective works, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. These usually only include biographies of prominent Norwegian citizens. Others contain biographies of specific groups of people, such as military officers.
A significant biographical encyclopedia is:
An index to a large biographical collection is:
The Scandinavian Biographical Archives (New York City. NY, USA: K.G. Saur, 1990. (On 393 FHL fiche beginning with 6060432.)
Collective biographies at the Family History Library are generally listed in the Place search of the catalog under one of the following:
NORWAY - BIOGRAPHY
NORWAY, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
NORWAY, [COUNTY], [CITY] - BIOGRAPHY
You will also find some biographical information in Norwegian encyclopedias. See the "Encyclopedias and Dictionaries" section for additional help.